Harp, Esserman share strategies at Mayors’ Conference
As New Haven officials continue to tout improved public safety, Mayor Toni Harp and Police Chief Dean Esserman presented last week at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Little Rock, Arkansas on the city’s crown jewel for fighting crime: community policing.
Harp declares today Indigenous People’s Day
Amid beating drums and a traditional Native American Round Dance, roughly 40 city residents and Yale students gathered on the New Haven Green on Sunday afternoon to protest Columbus Day.
City hopes to revamp Goffe Street Armory
New proposals from City Hall could soon transform the Goffe Street Armory — a cavernous, 240,000-square-foot building in Dixwell that has sat vacant for five years — into a storage center and generator of solar power.
Students slow to test Ibiza’s replacement
Despite its prominent placement next to the Yale Center for British Art, Olea — a Spanish and Mediterranean restaurant — remains relatively unknown to Yale undergraduates two months after its opening.
Lawmakers discuss Ebola response
Connecticut legislators and New Haven public health officials gathered on Thursday — a day after Ebola claimed its first victim in the U.S. — to discuss the epidemic.
State awarded school safety grant
Connecticut’s declining crime rates could be on the verge of dropping even further — the state was recently awarded over half a million dollars from the U.S. Department of Justice to tackle school violence.
5th District Congressional race intensifies
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty LAW ’85, a Democrat, and Republican businessman Mark Greenberg are locked in a fierce battle for Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District.
NHPD to set up Cold Cases Unit
Last night, the Board of Alders paved the way for the New Haven Police Department (NHPD) to set up a Cold Cases Unit, potentially helping to bring closure to Jovin’s family and the families of victims of other unsolved crimes dating back to the 1980s.